India’s first Madame Tussauds wax museum opened its doors for the public on December 1. With 50 life-like figures spanning across history, sports, music, films, and politics, for the public at the iconic Regal building in central Delhi.
Anshul Jain, General Manager and Director, Merlin Entertainment Pvt Ltd, said, “This is truly an exhilarating and emotional feeling to finally see Madame Tussauds in Delhi. Guests will be encouraged to interact, perform and even reflect with our figures in unique and immersive settings within the attraction”.
The 50 lifelike wax figures include multiple national and international celebrities such as sport stars Sachin Tendulkar, Mary Kom, Milkha Singh, David Beckham and Lionel Messi to Bollywood A-listers Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit Nene, as well as political leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Narendra Modi, international stars like Will Smith, Kim Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Beyonce Knowles. Given the popularity of the Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, this venue is a much-awaited attraction for the Capital.
The 23rd and the latest addition to the series of Madame Tussauds to which Anshul Jain said, “We are extremely thrilled to be opening our doors.”
“The wax statues would need special care in India, for which there is a team of 40 managing the museum, including three Indian artists to take care of the figures,” said Marcel Kloos, Director New openings Europe and Emerging Markets, Merlin Ent.
The first Madame Tussauds attraction was founded in 1835 on Baker Street in London. Operating for more than 200 years, today it has 23 flagship sites globally present in London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Berlin and New Delhi.
The tickets to the attraction are priced at Rupees. 960 for adults and Rupees. 760 for children.